make sharp or sharper
"sharpen the knives"
make crisp or more crisp and precise
"We had to sharpen our arguments"
become sharp or sharper
"The debate sharpened"
focus, focalize, focalise, sharpen(verb)
put (an image) into focus
"Please focus the image; we cannot enjoy the movie"
make (images or sounds) sharp or sharper
raise the pitch of (musical notes)
sharpen, taper, point(verb)
give a point to
"The candles are tapered"
make (one's senses) more acute
"This drug will sharpen your vision"
To make sharp
Origin: sharp + -en
to make sharp
to give a keen edge or fine point to; to make sharper; as, to sharpen an ax, or the teeth of a saw
to render more quick or acute in perception; to make more ready or ingenious
to make more eager; as, to sharpen men's desires
to make more pungent and intense; as, to sharpen a pain or disease
to make biting, sarcastic, or severe
to render more shrill or piercing
to make more tart or acid; to make sour; as, the rays of the sun sharpen vinegar
to raise, as a sound, by means of a sharp; to apply a sharp to
to grow or become sharp
Origin: [See Sharp, a.]
How to say sharpen in sign language?
The numerical value of sharpen in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of sharpen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of sharpen in a Sentence
It allows us to sharpen our focus.
Great habits sharpen our thoughts and make us great.
Parents are the bones on which children sharpen their teeth.
The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue.
The expectations of life depend upon diligence the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
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- affiler, aiguiser, affûterFrench
- affinare, arrotare, affilare, molareItalian
- oroi, whakakoiMāori
- точи, остриMacedonian
- hvesse, skjerpe, kvesseNorwegian
- slijpen, aanscherpen, scherpenDutch
- skjerpe, kvesseNorwegian Nynorsk
- apontar, afiarPortuguese
- точить, заточитьRussian
- tipükön, japükönVolapük
- rishinmî, rawijhî, shinmîWalloon
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